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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Citizens Academy Graduates Class of 2023

Citizens Academy 2023

March 17, 2023 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that its 16th class Citizens Academy has graduated! Twenty-three residents attended an informal graduation ceremony in Council Chambers of Midland City Hall on Wednesday, March 15 to mark the culmination of the 10-week program. 

During the academy, participants attend weekly sessions that explore different functional areas of City government and learn about how their roles impact daily life for residents of Midland. Participants learn through a series of face-to-face sessions with the leaders of City departments, County government, and City Council, as well as behind-the-scenes tours of City and County government facilities including the Midland County Jail, Water Treatment Plant, Municipal Service Center, and Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. Since 2007, the program has graduated over 400 participants. 

The 2023 graduates are: 

  • Jason Andrus
  • Kara Bingham
  • Bethany Bloch
  • Angela Byron
  • Angela Cole
  • Roger Dastick
  • Mary Dorr
  • Ashton Doyle
  • Katie Dusablon
  • Jen Faber
  • Amanda Fox
  • Austin Garner
  • Irene Gibbons
  • Debra Giddings
  • Lee Goldberg
  • Leah Lindauer
  • Matthew Lindauer
  • Brad Mellor
  • Lynda Putt
  • Daren Roehl
  • Penelope Smith
  • John Spooner
  • Katy Stearns


Applications for the 2024 Citizens Academy will open in early November 2023 with class dates from mid-January through mid-March 2024.


For more information, visit or contact City Community Affairs at 989-837-3307.

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